Legislators call for state to review vaccine exemptions

February 8, 2015 2:22 AM

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Legislators call for state to review vaccine exemptions

Several California legislators have announced they plan to close loopholes allowing parents to avoid vaccinating their children as a measles outbreak that topped 100 cases nationwide by Friday continued to draw headlines last week.

The state is among 20 states that allow for personal belief exemptions and 48 that allow religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations for school children for a range of childhood illnesses, including measles, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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